Monthly Archives: March 2013

Applied Nate Silver – misleading charts

It’s interesting how trendlines with low correlation coefficients are, in fact, almost useless. Here is yesterday’s short-term trend: Downward slope (loss) but at the low rate of 1.1lbs/week, but notice the low r^2. Now we add today’s data point and … Continue reading

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Applied Nate Silver – stuck in the ’90s

No, not the 1990s – the 190’s of my weight trajectory. It feels like I’m stuck in this particular decade and hardly changing. Through four previous “decades” (i.e. 23x->22x) it has taken me four weeks to pass through, but the … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Sunday-7

So much for the waste in Iraq: All those lives, all that treasure, and now we see Iraq is helping Iran arm Syria and prop up Assad. Oh goodie, so much for George Dumbya Bush’s and the neocon’s brilliant foreign … Continue reading

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Reasons to unplug

This article is one of these lists about something I should do. Let’s take a look. It’s about health reasons why one should unplug, not a big issue for me, but I’ll comment anyway: Zaps Focus And Productivity: Might apply if … Continue reading

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Applied Nate Silver – a warning

I’m doing a good job of demonstrating how bad my predictions are. Many people like to claim they predicted (notice the past tense) something when in reality the only “prediction” to evaluate is those made in indelible form that can be … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Saturday-6

Larry Bell, Forbes’ AGW denialist gets to publish his rant in Forbes, who is obviously no friend of anyone but the ultrarich and of course lies and denies and misleads. So what’s new? I even wonder whether any of these … Continue reading

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Enjoy life’s adventures

I saw this article about the 30 travel things you should do before you’re 30 and decided to: a) rate myself against the list, and, b) update the list for the 30 roughly equivalent things you should do before you’re … Continue reading

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